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"With its generally clear exposition and a structure that is logical and even dramatic, this illuminating book deserves wide use in the classroom and beyond." --CANADIAN REVIEW OF STUDIES IN NATIONALISM, XXIX (2002) This book, written by one of the leading authorities on migration, traces the growth of global migration since 1945, showing how it has produced fundamental economic, social and cultural changes in most parts of the world.

The Social Time Bomb: Education of an Underclass in West Germany
The social time bomb: Education of an underclass in West Germany

The immigration experienced by all Western European industrial nations since 1945 is generally regarded as having two distinct forms: first, the permanent settlement of black citizens from former colonies in Britain, France and Holland; secondly, the temporary recruitment of ‘guest-workers’ from Mediterranean countries for a limited period of employment in West Germany, Switzerland, France, Sweden, and so on. […] But even in the 1960s there was evidence that temporary migration was going to turn into permanent settlement – even in countries like Switzerland and West Germany, which were vehemently opposed to it (Castles and Kosack 1973). […]

The 1970s indeed witnessed the expected change from ...

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